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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 217

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER V, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OFFENSES RELATING TO CHILDREN AND INCOMPETENTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Subchapter V, Title 11, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section designated as Section 1100 to read as follows:

"Section 1100. Dealing in Children

A person is guilty of dealing in a child if he intentionally or knowingly trades, barters, buys, or negotiates to trade, barter, buy or sell a child under the age of eighteen; provided however, that payment of reasonable medical expenses related to the pregnancy and reasonable room and board to the providers of those services in conjunction with placement of a child for adoption in accordance with §904 (2) of Title 13 shall not constitute a violation of this section.

Dealing in a child is a Class E Felony."

Approved July 13, 1989.